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Annual Sunshine College Fair This Weekend

October 15, 2014 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

Our annual Sunshine College Fair event with be held this Saturday, October 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Westminster Academy, Saint Andrew’s, St. Thomas, and North Broward Prep sponsor this private fair for their high school students. There are over 200 universities and colleges attending the fair this year.

The Sunshine College Fair will be held on Saint Andrew’s high school campus, located at 3900 Jog Road, Boca Raton, Florida. Students are encouraged to wear interview attire as they will be speaking with the admissions representative for the colleges. Only high school students and their parents are allowed to attend the fair.  Please no children under high school age.

Fall College Fairs

September 11, 2014 Posted in: Academics Tags: , ,

Westminster Academy will host the 41st annual Florida Christian College Fair on Monday, September 15, 2014 in the WA gym from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Sophomore, junior, and senior classes are scheduled to attend the fair during part of their second period. Parents are invited to join their student for this event.

In addition to the local fair, WA has joined forces with St. Thomas, St. Andrews and North Broward Prep schools and together we will host a private fair for our sophomores, juniors and seniors on Saturday, October 18, 2014 in the St. Andrew’s gym from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Students and their parents have the opportunity to meet representatives of more than 200 top colleges from all parts of the country.  More information will be sent out in early October.

These fairs are an important part of the college preparation process and we encourage all families to consider attending.

 

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Scores Are In!

September 4, 2014 Posted in: Academics Tags: , , ,

Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 8.13.56 AMAdvanced Placement (AP) scores are in! You may view/download our students’ summary scores here.

Students who take college-level AP courses in high school take a national exam in May. The scoring on this national exam is from 1-5, with 5 being the highest. If a student scores a 3 or above, they are eligible to receive college credit for the course.

Most of our students who take AP exams, score a 3 or above, and graduate from WA with numerous college credits. Many of our graduates enter college as second semester freshman, and some even enter as first year sophomores. AP scores along with ACT and SAT scores are a great for way for Christ-centered, college preparatory schools to measure academic success and excellence against a national standard.

At WA, our students consistently score higher on all three of these standardized exams (AP, ACT & SAT) than Florida, national and international students as reported by the College Board. As you read through the attached scores, you will see that once again our students excelled with their intellectual gifts and talents at the highest level. For more information about our seniors and their academic accomplishments, please view/download our Celebrating God’s Work in the Class of 2014 publication.

Please contact Mike Critch, high school principal, Diane Showalter, academic dean and middle school principal, Christine Englert, high school counselor or Sharon Curlee, college placement director, if you have any questions or need additional information.

Praise God for His amazing grace and goodness at WA. We also want to send a very special thank you to all of our AP students and teachers for a job well done.

Congratulations To Our 2014 AP Scholars!

August 14, 2014 Posted in: Academics Tags: , , ,

Grad Hat TOssPlease join us in congratulating WA students who have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement exams in high school. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams. The WA students’ average score for 2014 was 3.59.

AP Scholars with Distinction

National AP Scholar
Students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or more on eight of these exams
Class of 2014

  • Caroline Kamm – Caroline took 12 AP Exams making a score of 5 on six exams, score of 4 on four exams, and a score of 3 on two exams.

AP Scholar with Distinction – Students who receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.
Class of 2014

  • Bryce Harrold
  • Peter Holt
  • Caroline Kamm
  • Jonathan Pitcairn
  • James Roldan
  • Jensen Strandberg

AP Scholar with Honor – Students who receive an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of those exams
Class of 2014

  • Kyle Glenum
  • Jazzmyne Pearson
  • Michael Personius

Class of 2015

  • Amanda Baker
  • Jake Dudas
  • Chad Tucker

AP Scholar – Granted to students who receive scores of 3 or higher in three or more AP Exams
Class of 2014

  • Olivia Bibbee
  • David Carter
  • Malcolm Devers
  • Joshua Geer
  • Cody Grimm
  • Elisabeth Hunter
  • Paul Mortilla
  • Matthew Sharp

Class of 2015

  • Dominique Angione
  • Andrew Boynton
  • Nicholas Carlisle
  • Gabriel Delgado
  • Jonathan Faulk
  • Peter Jones
  • Luke Miseyko
  • Kaitlyn Moore
  • Jacob Mungai
  • Brooke Oman
  • Micah Smith
  • Brantley Taylor

Congratulations to our 2014 AP Scholars!

 

 

 

Covenant College Spring Campus Preview Weekend

February 12, 2014 Posted in: Academics Tags: , , ,

covenantCovenant College invites current seniors and juniors to a Spring Preview Weekend coming up on March 27-29.  It is an ideal time for any of our students who may be interested in visiting Covenant.

Prospective students will stay in the dorms with current students, visit classes, interact with students and professors and attend chapel. They will get a really good feel for what life is like as a Covenant College Scot! Interested students may obtain more information by visiting the Campus Preview Weekend section of their website.

If you have any questions about Covenant or the Campus Preview Weekend please contact Covenant’s Admissions Representative for our region Anne McNutt, who will be happy to answer any questions.

WA Athletes Signing Day

November 14, 2013 Posted in: Athletics, School News Tags: , , , , ,

Signing DayWestminster Academy student-athletes joined many other athletes across the county by making their college choices official on Wednesday, November 14, with early signing.

The following Westminster Academy student-athletes who will be taking their talents to the next level are:

  •     David Carter – Tennis at Cedarville University. (Mechanical Engineering major)
  •     Weston Clemente – Baseball at Florida Atlantic University. (Marine Engineering major)
  •     Courtney Meredith – Tennis at Wake Forest (Undecided/Business major)
  •     Samuel Etter – Baseball at Abilene Christian University (Engineering or Sports Medicine)
  •     Alexandra Pagliaro – Soccer at North Greenville University (Elementary Education major)

Congratulations go to our student-athletes, coaches, faculty, staff and parents as our school celebrates our seniors and their gifts in athletics. Well done!

There are more college scholarships to come for the Class of 2014 throughout the school year. Be on the look out for the spring athletic and Fine Arts assemblies.

Go Class of 2014 Lions!!!

The PSAT Test Is Next Wednesday, October 16

October 10, 2013 Posted in: Academics Tags: ,

Westminster Academy will administer the practice SAT (PSAT) to all freshmen, sophomores and juniors on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. All High School students are scheduled to take this valuable practice test. Strong SAT test scores are a critical component of the college admissions process.

  • Freshmen and sophomores who take the PSAT become familiar with the test and the standardized testing process. College Board provides a personal, web-based tutorial that helps students understand and improve their scores.
  • Junior test scores are used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to select National Merit Scholars. The prestigious, nationally recognized title of National Merit Scholar provides many financial opportunities in higher education.

The date and time of the test are designated by the College Board and cannot be changed. Therefore, there is no make-up test if a student is absent. We ask that you please not schedule appointments for that morning.

Additional information can be found by accessing the College Board website.

Thank you for partnering with us as we prepare your child for college.